News Roundup 12/2/2021

by | Dec 2, 2021

News Roundup 12/2/2021

by | Dec 2, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Trump and Biden Administrations awards billions in covid contracts to medical companies that had recent histories of producing dangerously flawed products. [Link]
  • Biden will extend mask mandates on planes, busses, and trains through March. [Link]
  • The number of immigrants in US detention facilities has nearly doubled since Biden took office to 29,000. [Link]
  • Americans’ faith in their military is plummeting. [Link]
  • Explosives and weapons are regularly stolen from military bases. The military often does not realize or recover when weapons go missing. [Link]
  • Burn pit activists say Biden is not giving enough care to veterans suffering from a variety of illnesses caused by burning hazardous materials on military bases in war zones. [Link]

Great Power

  • The Pentagon calls for a global ban on anti-satellite weapons tests. [Link]
  • Jens Stoltenberg said NATO could deploy nuclear weapons east of Germany. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says US and NATO allies have an unwavering commitment to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia says the probability of war in eastern Ukraine is high. [Link]
  • The US and South Korea are developing new war plans that place South Korea in a larger regional role, including assisting in the defense of the Taiwan Strait. [Link]

UN

  • The UN will not recognize the Taliban and Myanmar’s military rulers with seats in the UN General Assembly. [Link]

UK

  • Craig Murray was released from prison. [Link]

Congo

  • Hundreds of Ugandan soldiers entered the Congo in a joint campaign with the Congolese military against the Allied Democratic Forces. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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